NEW U.S. CONSUL GENERAL ERIC MEYER ARRIVES‎ IN ALMATY, PLEDGES TO CONTINUE STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S.-KAZAKHSTAN

ALMATY, 3 October – The U.S. Consulate General is pleased to announce the arrival of Mr. Eric Meyer, the new Consul General of the United States of America in Almaty.  Consul General Meyer’s geographic responsibilities include the Almaty, Zhambyl, Turkestan, Kyzylorda Oblasts, and Shymkent city. “It is an honor—a great honor—to be the United States ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Greece, Turkey, and Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 16-20. On July 16 in Athens, the Assistant Secretary will meet with government counterparts to discuss U.S. economic priorities and explore means for building economic resilience. While there, she will also meet with ...
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United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century

United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century Washington, D.C. January 16, 2018 President Donald J. Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan today at the White House to discuss enhanced strategic partnership between the United States and Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev thanked President Trump for his hospitality and offered an invitation ...
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White House statement on President Nazarbayev’s visit

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan to the White House on January 16, 2018.  President Trump and President Nazarbayev will discuss ways to strengthen and enhance our strategic partnership on regional security issues and economic cooperation.  The presidents will also discuss Kazakhstan’s leadership on several international challenges, particularly Afghanistan, during its presidency of ...
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KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution defines the country as a secular state and provides for freedom of religion. In September the government created a new Ministry of Religious and Civil Society Affairs (MRCSA), taking responsibility for religious issues and the Committee for Religious Affairs (CRA) from the Ministry of Culture ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remarks for Astana EXPO-2017

Hello, I am Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is my pleasure to join you in celebrating a strong relationship United States in Kazakhstan have built over the past 25 years. I thank President Nazarbayev and people of Kazakhstan for being outstanding host of EXPO 2017 and many other events in Astana this summer. I ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at a United Nations Security Council briefing on Ukraine. “The ...
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Ambassador Krol’s statement following the confirmation of the results of the U.S. presidential election

Today,  America’s voters elected  Donald Trump the next  president of the United States of America.  In our 240 years of independence, the United States has a long tradition of robust, highly contentious  campaigns.  But, at the end of this competitive process,  the new president as the chief executive of the federal government will be responsible for ...
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AS for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan October 22-26 to discuss United States cooperation with Kazakhstan on border security and combatting drug dependence, money laundering, as well as human and narcotics trafficking. Brownfield, one of the top US Diplomats in the US Foreign Service has achieved a rank of ...
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PDAS Warlick’s Opening Remarks at Press Availability

Thursday, October 27, 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for joining us here today. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to return to Astana this week. And, I am especially delighted to be visiting Kazakhstan during the twenty-fifth anniversary of U.S. – Kazakhstan diplomatic relations, celebrating our mutual achievements on a ...
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Kazakhstani scientists fight diseases at the new U.S.-supported Central Reference Laboratory.

Ambassador at Large Senbayev, Dr. George, and distinguished guests – it is a great pleasure to be here with all of you.  Over the past 25 years, cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan has made the world a safer place.  We can point to many examples, from our work to secure material from the ...
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Businesses sign $9.5 million in new trade deals at the Central Asian Trade Forum.

The sixth annual CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM will be held September 7-8 at the Rixos Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The largest annual event for exporters in the region brings together leading trade experts, public opinion leaders, top business sector actors, high-level government officials, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. Traditionally, the ...
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USA and Kazakhstan Cooperating to Prevent Radicalization to Violence

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall visited Kazakhstan August 15-18 to discuss ways the United States and Kazakhstan can work together against the common threat of violent extremism.  During her visit, Sewell, the top counterterrorism official at the Department of State, learned about Kazakhstan’s efforts in this area from government ...
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U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz’s speech at Nazarbayev University

Dr. Ernest Moniz U.S. Secretary of Energy April 7, 2016 Secretary Moniz: Thank you, President Katsu and my new best friend, Mr. Bosumbayev. He’s been in office two weeks, and we met last week in Washington, we meet this week in Astana. By simple extrapolation I will have the rest of my term filled in ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry: Message on the Occasion of Nowruz

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 19, 2016   I am delighted to join President Obama in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all our friends around the world who celebrate this holiday. As Americans, we rejoice along with all those from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Central ...
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Remarks by John Kerry at Nazarbayev University

The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the 21st Century   Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan November 2, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: (In Kazakh.) (Applause.) I’m working at it, folks. (Laughter.) Thank you very, very much, President Katsu. Thank you. As all of you know, President Katsu had a very ...
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Remarks by the President Obama on Sustainable Development Goals

General Assembly Hall United Nations New York, New York 3:04 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to be here to address the topic of sustainable development. In many of our nations, especially developed countries, there is among our general population a genuine ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu At Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial

Remarks   John Kerry Secretary of State New York Palace Hotel New York City September 27, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY:  I’m very pleased to be joined by my friend and the co-chair, Foreign Minister Sinirlioglu, and I congratulate him on assuming his new responsibilities.  He’s been working with many of us for a long time, and ...
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Qurban Ait message from Secretary Kerry

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 23, 2015 Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims around the world for a blessed Eid al-Adha. We congratulate the nearly three million Muslims – including thousands of Americans – who are performing Hajj this year in fulfillment of one of the fundamental ...
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Qurban Ait message from President Obama

Dear Mr. President, Michelle and I extend our warmest greetings to Muslims in America and around the world as they celebrate Qurban Ait.  We also extend our congratulations to those pilgrims who have successfully completed the Hajj, including thousands of U.S. citizens who joined three million fellow Muslims in completing a central tenet of their faith. The Hajj demonstrates ...
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Statement by the President on Iran

State Floor **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 7:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear ...
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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for iftars and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the ...
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Secretary Kerry on Ramadan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. June 17, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY On Ramadan On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

  John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 29, 2015 Today we honor the service and sacrifice of the courageous men and women serving under the flag of the United Nations with the mission of peace. That mission, which dates back nearly 70 years, is central to the purpose of the United Nations and ...
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Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 16, 2015 Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17.  We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that ...
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Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 16, 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln

For Immediate Release     April 14, 2015 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION President Abraham Lincoln believed that we are, at heart, one Nation and one people. At a time when America was torn apart ...
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Obama on U.S. Policy Changes Regarding Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CUBA POLICY CHANGES Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more ...
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Kerry on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. December 16, 2014 Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate your Independence Day on December 16. The United States was the first country in the world ...
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Joint Statement of the Third U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 10, 2014 On December 10, 2014, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov paid an official visit to the United States. During his visit, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Idrissov co-chaired the third meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue. During the meeting the two ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry and Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov Before Their Meeting

Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC December 10, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: It’s my pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Idrisov of Kazakhstan. You okay? Sorry. I’m really delighted to welcome the foreign minister here and I want to congratulate him and Kazakhstan on the near 23rd anniversary of their independence. It’s on December 16th. And we have ...
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